Below are the ECEL Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Prof Klimis Ntalianis
Prof Klimis Ntalianis received his diploma and PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1998 and 2003 respectively. Between 2004 and 2006 he has completed two Post-docs in the areas of multimedia protection and emotion analysis. From 1998 till 2009 he was a Senior Researcher at the IVM Lab of NTUA, where he has participated in more than 20 R&D projects under different calls from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece, the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus and the European Union. In parallel and from 2005 till 2011 he has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Peloponnese, the Hellenic Naval Academy, the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the Cyprus University of Technology. From October 2014 he has been Associate Professor at the Athens University of Applied Sciences (TEI of Athens). Klimis has published several articles in International Journals and Conferences. His main research interests include multimedia analysis, social computing and learning with multimedia
Prof Antonios Andreatos
Prof Antonios Andreatos is Professor at the Computer Engineering Division of the Hellenic Air Force Academy. He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an M.Ed. in Adult Learning from the Hellenic Open University and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. Antonios has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings, and four book chapters. He has also published three books. His educational research interests include: Engineering Education, e-Assessment, Active Learning methods, Learning in Virtual Communities of Practice, Free & Open-Source Software (FOSS) in Education, OER & MOOCs in Education, Social Media in Education, Informal learning in FOSS communities, Didactics of Computer Engineering. He is involved in the scientific committees of many conferences and is a reviewer for several journals.
Prof (Mrs) Cleo Sgouropoulou
Prof (Mrs) Cleo Sgouropoulou is a Professor of Learning Technologies at the TEI of Athens, Head of the Department of Informatics and Director of the Institute for Lifelong Education (ILE). Her research interests lie in the fields of design, development and standardisation of Learning Technology and Research Information Systems. Cleo is the Vice-Chair of the European Standardization Committee (CEN) TC 353 "ICT for Learning, Education and Training" and the Head of the Greek delegation to the ISO JTC1 SC36 “Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training”. She has participated as an expert in several standardization projects and contributed to the production of related specifications European Norms (ENs) (“EN15982 Metadata for Learning Opportunities”, “EN15981 European Learner Mobility Achievement Information”). Cleo has leaded numerous national and European-funded projects related to e-Learning, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), learning outcomes, competence and skills modelling for strengthening LLL, mobility and training to employment pathways, Open Data and analytics for e-Research.